3rd September 2021

David Wadland

Aged Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st VJ & ML Roots FRECKLETON GAB.C028 2
2nd G Dufosee SPECTRA DUF.E024 4
3rd J & S Bodily GLEBEDALE JRP.C067 5

Shearling Ram

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.F013 27
2nd AJ Mutch & Son HEATH HOLM GUS.F009 14
3rd C Lockyer LOOK ABOUT HNR.F003 36
4th C Lockyer LOOK ABOUT HNR.F008 35
5th ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.F924 18
6th RJ Pritchard BLUESTONE BBT.F013 22

Ram Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.G951 56
2nd SJ & JB Clatworthy HUNTSPILL SJC.G003 63
3rd J & S Bodily GLEBEDALE GLE.G013 65

Aged Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st ED Jones MERTON HALL PLJ.B015 66

Shearling Ewe

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st C Lockyer LOOK ABOUT HNR.F014 103
2nd S Taylor STADDLESTONE SFT.F014 98
3rd T Goldsmith GOLDSMITH TGG.F019 107
4th P Tippetts HACKNEY TIP.F2760 86
5th C Lockyer LOOK ABOUT HNR.F009 105

Ewe Lamb

Placing Breeder Name Flock Prefix Ear Tag Lot No
1st ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.G955 111
2nd ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.G978 113
3rd ED Jones MERTON HALL EDJ.G964 112

Beltex Champions

Male Champion Shearling Ram S Taylor
Reserve Male Aged Ram VJ & ML Roots
Female Champion Shearling Ewe C Lockyer
Reserve Female Aged Ewe ED Jones
Supreme Champion Shearling Ram S Taylor
Reserve Supreme Shearling Ewe C Lockyer

Beltex males and females met a buoyant trade at the Beltex Sheep Society’s sale at McCartneys Worcester centre on Friday, 3 September, where an increased demand from commercial producers results in an improved average and clearance rate for shearling rams, leaving many vendors pleased with their trade.

As such, shearling rams averaged £605 for the 37 sold (compared to 26 at £543 in 2020) while four aged rams averaged £446 and three ram lambs levelled at £427 (4 x £512). The 32 shearling ewes levelled at £445 (16 x £444).


Staddlestone Funny Bone, Stewart Taylor, Supreme Champion, 1800gns


Leading the way when knocked down for 1800gns was Stewart Taylor’s Champion from the pre-sale show, a shearling ram named Staddlestone Funny Bone. He is full of home breeding in the flock at Binley Woods, Coventry, being by the Todhall Sumo-sired Staddlestone Ethan, and out of Staddlestone Desire, a Staddlestone Cracker daughter. Funny Bone caught the eye of Robin and Mandy Kellet and heads to work in their Parkhill flock near Castle Ashby, Northampton.

Staddlestone Ethan breeding proved popular as another, this time named Staddlestone Fury, sold to the Lockyer family for their Look About flock near East Huntspill, Highbridge, for 860gns. His dam is Tercrosset Wanted, an Airyolland Nailer daughter.


Heath Holm Fair and Square, Angus Mutch, 1000gns


Second in the trade stakes at 1000gns was Angus Mutch’s second prize winner, Heath Holm Fair and Square ET, which is by the 2019 Great Yorkshire champion, Buckles Dark Intentions, that the family purchased for 11,000gns. Selling to Ryan Williams, Little Hereford, Ludlow, this lad is out of the Double O Seven-sired Woodies Bugs Bunny.

The Mutch family, from New Yatt, Witney, also received 820gns for another Dark Intentions son, Heath Holm Fired Up which this time is out of the Fingle Aftershock-sired Charndon Columbine. He sold to P Batchelor, Barnhurst Lane, Princethorpe.

Aled Groucott from Hafodyrynys, Crumlin, saw his Swffryd FCUK sell to the Jones family for their Merton Hall flock near Smithy Fen, Cottenham, for 900gns. With a strong pedigree being out of Swffryd Dimple, a Topflite Al Pacino x Hackney Treacle daughter, his sire is Lakeview Doozer.


Hackney Firework ET, Paul Tippetts, 710gns


Females peaked at 710gns for Paul Tippetts’ Hackney Firework ET from Shifnal, Shropshire. Bred from the 2018 Yorkshire Show inter-breed Champion, the Kingledores Braveheart-sired Hackney Cancan, and sired by the imported Jef V/D Drie Musschen, Firework sold to Colin Roots of the Freckleton flock, Wormleighton, Southam.

From the same pen, Hackney Facebook ET sold to Dermot Weaver for the Georgie flock, Eight Oaks, Castlemorton, for 640gns. Sired by another import, Scooby Doo, she is out of Hackney Charity, a daughter of Topflite Al Pacino.


Look About Florence, Charlotte Lockyer, Reserve Supreme, 640gns


Selling for 600gns was the Reserve Supreme from Charlotte Lockyer, Look About Florence, which also sold to the Jones family, Merton Hall. Her pedigree features Munch Cash Back onto Look About Daisy, a Talewater Bradley daughter.


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